the future

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, is the gateway to a world of wonder. U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) STEM professionals work at the leading edge of our nation’s most advanced technological breakthroughs. STEM is our future.


Participate in STEM

DoD STEM supports a wide variety of activities including after-school programs, competitions, and internships for students and professional development and training for educators. Learn about upcoming STEM opportunities in your area or online.

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Upcoming STEM Events & Deadlines

Dec, 2021
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Jan, 2021

Jan 31, 2021

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Feb, 2022

Feb 1, 2022

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Feb, 2022

Feb 3, 2022

Virtual Career Fair


DoD STEM partners with organizations nationwide to offer resources for students, parents, educators, mentors, and more! From math clubs to robotics competitions, the Explore section has something for everyone interested in STEM.

Find DoD STEM & STEM Partners

DoD STEM partners offer a broad range of instructional aides, activities and events to make learning STEM fun and exciting.

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Video Library

Check out videos of DoD STEM professionals as they explore scientific and technical efforts at DoD laboratories nationwide.

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What are you interested in?

Want to be a robotics engineer or a chemist? View different types of STEM careers.

Explore STEM Careers


STEM professionals and alumni who are making an impact through STEM.

Meet STEM Professionals & Alumni

Dr. Abigail Juhl
Dr. Abigail Juhl
Materials Research Engineer, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dasia Taylor
Dasia Taylor
Student Scientist, University of Iowa

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Lab Coats for All!

“I strive to encourage students to be independent learners who take risks, ask questions, and puzzle out their own world!”

Elizabeth Proctor
High School Biology Teacher, Georgia

Featured Blog Post

DoD STEM Teacher Ambassador Spotlight: Elizabeth Proctor

Meet DoD STEM Teacher Ambassador, Elizabeth Proctor, and read about how she inspires young students to transform into junior scientists that are eager to explore and solve the world's problems using a few simple tools. Early exposure to simple extractions, separations and pipetting techniques can inspire a nonchalant student to pursue a future biotech profession!

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About DoD STEM

DoD STEM supports hands-on learning opportunities, teacher enrichment, scholarships, internships and fellowships to inspire and cultivate a diverse pool of exceptional STEM talent. As the government’s largest employer of STEM professionals, the U.S. Department of Defense is committed to increasing the pipeline of candidates qualified for technical careers.

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There are nearly300,000DoD STEM Professionals
60,000+of DoD STEM Professionals work in over 200 DoD Laboratories and Centers

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